This incredibly simple, easy-to-knit hat looks like nothing when you’re not wearing it, and I was disappointed until I tried it on. But put it on, and it’s really cute! It’s made from one skein of sock yarn — one skein with more than 400 yards, that is, although I don’t think it took nearly all of it — and is perfect for showing off something hand-dyed, variegated or otherwise multi-colored. The yarn I used was very subtly variegated, something you may not be able to tell in the picture.
It’s knit on size 3 needles (2.5 mm) and you’d think it would take forever with four inches of 2×2 rib and nine inches of stockinette stitch, but the sock yarn is so smooth knitting it just zipped by.
The pattern doesn’t call for this, but I think a pom-pom or a button on top might look really cute too. Worth a try anyway.